2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Telluride


2021 Kia Sorento

$32,190 MSRP

Starting Price

$29,390 MSRP
3.8L V6

Base Engine

2.5L 4-cylinder
291 hp


191 hp
5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

2,000 to 3,500 pounds
87 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

75.5 cubic feet
19 city/24 hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

24 city/29 hwy

Is a new Kia Telluride or Kia Sorento in your future? Both are top-notch midsize SUVs with great performance, smart safety features, and plenty of space for your trips around Marion. Still, the two also have some differences in terms of pricing, power, and dimensions. Take a closer look at the difference between the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Kia Sorento with Kia of Muncie, and visit our Muncie car dealership for a test drive.

2021 Kia Telluride vs. Sorento: Safety Features

When it comes to safety, both Kia SUV models excel. That’s because Kia includes active monitoring and driver-assist safety features across its lineup. These features act as a second set of eyes on Anderson roads, constantly checking for challenges ahead and warning you of unexpected conditions. And while both models are well-equipped with the latest in safety technology, the 2021 Telluride offers a few features standard that are optional on the 2021 Sorento:

  • Blind Spot Detection (Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist Rear – BCA-R) 
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Parking Distance Warning – Reverse (PDW-R)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)

2021 Kia Telluride vs. Sorento: Engine Specs

What do you want out of your driving experience? If you want more horsepower and towing capabilities, then the 2021 Kia Telluride is a great choice with its impressive V6 power. But if you prefer a fuel-saving ride that’s smooth and comfortable, the 2021 Kia Sorento is a fantastic choice with its efficient 4-cylinder. Compare the engine specs of the 2021 Kia Telluride vs. Sorento:

2021 Kia Telluride Base Engine

  • 3.8L V6 engine
  • 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission 
  • 19 city/24 hwy EPA-estimated mpg

2021 Kia Sorento Base Engine

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission 
  • 24 city/29 hwy EPA-estimated mpg

2021 Kia Telluride vs. Sorento: Interior Dimensions

Finally, which is bigger: the Kia Telluride or Sorento? Both have plenty of headroom and legroom for passengers of all heights, and both the 2021 Telluride and Sorento interiors are packed with high-tech features. Nevertheless, the Telluride is the larger vehicle overall with much more cargo space across its configurations:

2021 Kia Telluride Dimensions

  • Max Cargo Volume: 87.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 46.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 21 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 40.9 inches
  • Front Legroom: 41.4 inches

2021 Kia Sorento Dimensions

  • Max Cargo Volume: 75.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 45.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 12.6 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 40.3 inches
  • Front Legroom: 41.4 inches

Find Your New Kia SUV in Muncie Today

So, will it be the 2021 Kia Telluride or Sorento? If you still have questions, we have plenty of answers at Kia of Muncie! Contact us for more information, and we’d be happy to help. We can even arrange a test drive of your favored new Kia SUV in Muncie, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

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